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10 Apr 2017

There is no other way to put this: essentially everything about Popular Consciousness Kirk is bullshit.

20 Mar 2017

After a really good sermon we refuse to be the flip side to evil, the entangled reaction to injustice, the monster or the fool.

13 Mar 2017

Let's step back for a moment. Why do we play video games in the first place?

6 Mar 2017
Models of the homo economicus which have done so much harm over the centuries work on an assumption that the flow of consciousness is a fungible of rational calculation, not a flow of marriages.
20 Feb 2017
Of all the women writers I’ve written about for this column, Housman is far and away the one I have struggled with most.
23 Jan 2017
"Hell is too crowded," a gang of demons informs the hero of Robert Irwin's Wonders Will Never Cease: "So we have come to live with you." "Be kind to me," begs the protagonist of Jonathan Lethem's A Gambler's Anatomy, speaking to a native of California, "I'm not from this planet." Both of these quotes, excerpted as they are from tales out of the fantastika toolkit, describe how it feels to stay alive here. Together they say our home is haunted and not in fact our home no more no more.
19 Dec 2016
There are a lot of kinds of video games out there. There are mobile games primarily meant to pleasantly fill the few minutes you stand in lines or wait on hold (but can expand to take over hours every day).
21 Nov 2016
A whirlwind is the beginning. . . . And in a whirlwind is the end. Yet the seed is in the whirlwind, and in the kiss of snow.
14 Nov 2016
I’m not an expert on the current state of SF publishing. Twenty-plus years ago, a distinguished New York editor told me, “Given the current state for publishing, Eleanor, your career as a novelist is dead.” I think now I shouldn’t have listened to him.
17 Oct 2016
...nor will any novel or other form of scrying ever fully succeed to address realities which must become uncanny (which is to say revenant) before we can begin to tell their claims on us.
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